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A's scratcher starter Parker because of illness

Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker is a late scratch from his scheduled start against the Texas Rangers. Less than an hour before Sunday's series finale, AL West-leading Oakland said Parker (11-6) wouldn't pitch because of illness. Left-hander Tommy Milone, who made his first career relief appearance Wednesday, took over as the starter. The A's also said Yoenis Cespedes...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

The final battle between the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers

Jarrod Parker This weekend, the Oakland Athletics take on the Texas Rangers for the last time this season. The last time they met, there was an all-out struggle for the American League West lead. The A’s won the first and third game of the three games series against the Rangers during the first week of September to tied with the Texas team for first in the AL West. But the Athletics...
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Athletics' Jarrod Parker to test hamstring Tuesday

Oakland Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker exited his weekend start after experiencing tightness in his hamstring. Manager Bob Melvin didn't seem overly concerned about the condition, but he did tell Jeff Kirshman of that tomorrow's bullpen session with determine Parker's availability for his next start. "That's to be expected," Melvin said...
Via MLB Injury News
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

The Oakland Athletics’ dwindling bullpen

Tommy Milone With the recent 3 win streak starting with their sweep of the Cincinnati Reds, the Oakland Athletics were feeling good. It seemed as though they were ready to turn things around after losing their AL West lead. As the A’s got ready for Saturday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals, they were feeling confident and prepared. But when the fourth inning rolled around...
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

A’s starter Jarrod Parker receives bats for Jarrett Parker

Jarrod Parker does not take many swings with the bat. To date Parker has nine plate appearances spread across three big league seasons. On Friday the Oakland Athletics starter tweeted out a photo of some new bats he had received from Marucci. Nailed it! #Spellcheck… — Jarrod Parker (@JarrodBParker) May 24, 2013 Either the company misspelled Parker...
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

A's RHP Jarrod Parker dealing with neck problem, may miss next start

Oakland Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker has had a tough time of it in 2013, and it might be getting worse. After last night's loss to the Cleveland Indians, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote that Parker has been dealing with a neck problem all season and hinted that Parker may miss some time with the injury. His status should become clearer when he next...
Via MLB Injury News
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

The Secret to Jarrod Parker’s Success

Just a few days ago I wrote that you should drop Jarrod Parker. In case you’ve forgotten, I’ll refresh your memory: Parker has been a revelation for Oakland. He’s been so good that it’s rather surprising he’s owned in just 42 percent of fantasy leagues. He also has a 2.41 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in three September starts, so it might be more surprising that I’m telling you...
Via Baseball Professor
September 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Player Profile: Jarrod Parker

The road to the Major Leagues is not always a smooth ride, as many top prospects that appear to be destined for greatness stumble on their quest to make it to the show. Struggles to adjusting to professional baseball in the minor league ranks and incumbent stars blocking a promotion have derailed the careers of many young players, while elbow and shoulder injuries can stunt the growth...
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Fantasy Baseball, Farm Report: Jarrod Parker Scouting Report, Fantasy Outlook

Jarrod Parker Control issues kept Jarrod Parker off Oakland’s opening day roster. Three short weeks later, bubbling talent has ensured his return to the big show. The 23-year old phenom will make his 2012 (and Athletics) debut on Wednesday afternoon versus the White Sox replacing Graham Godfrey in the rotation. The hype machine has already made its presence felt. Despite missing...
Via The Fantasy Fix
April 24, 2012  |  Discuss

D-backs notebook: Parker beat up, sent down

PHOENIX -- Former Diamondbacks pitcher Jarrod Parker was playing Xbox back home in Indiana last winter when he learned he had been traded to Oakland. After facing the D-backs in an exhibition game Monday, Parker admitted to some nerves but said he has no hard feelings. Parker gave up two runs on one hit and seven walks in 3 23 innings of a 6-5 victory, and the day got worse when...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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